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Felaniya

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Friday, June 17th 2016, 2:54pm

Maintenance - 22/06/2016

Dear Community,

a new patch is coming to Otherland next week! All servers will be offline whilst important and long-awaited changes are made to our live servers. The servers will be offline at 8am on Wednesday the 22nd of June and will be down for 48 hours. During this time, the servers of Otherland won't be available. The patchnotes can be found here by next week.


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Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:49pm

Hello everyone!

As you may already read on the Steam forum, Otherland is having a long maintenance period over the next days during which the servers have to remain offline.

Unlike our short 2-3h update periods in the past, this one is not only about releasing another large patch, but also about upgrading the entire Otherland server software to a new one we have been working on over the past months with the aim to address most of the stability issues on the server side.

We currently plan to have servers offline until Monday (June 27th) late afternoon, but since we never performed an upgrade on this scale in Otherland before, please be advised that this date might be slightly altered as things progress. We will keep you updated.

To give you something to look forward to when the server get back online, here are the patch notes for patch 5.5.60 that we’ll release while at it:

Patch Notes v5.5.60
This patch addresses major server stability issues. It has been long in the making and with this patch we deploy a whole new revision of the server software to finally address the majority of server unavailability issues.
On the content side this patch also brings the first proper dungeon to test dungeon associated mechanics before the introduction of more dungeons within the next patches. It comes with LFG (Looking For Group - invoked via menu to by pressing T) and is intended for higher level characters. We have chosen a smaller dungeon for this purpose so you don’t have to invest a lot of time and hope this way to get some feedback from you.
Loot in parties can now also be distributed using Need/Greed or Master Looter.
More than 600 crafting recipes have been added to the game.
Vendors in Lambda Mall now sell schematics for gear.
U|Cache storage size can now be increased using a special token from the in-game shop.
A critical chance booster has been added to the “Get Lucked Up!” vendor. The booster increases the chance for a critical success during crafting.
All of the faction vendors now sell commendation items. Equipping these items allows you to gain reputation for the selected faction when killing enemies.
The Collector’s Edition bar (also known as Club 101) has been finally implemented. All players who own the collector’s edition will receive an in-game message from Martine inviting them to enter the exclusive Club 101.
A first challenge has been implemented and is available in the group finder. Challenges are endless objective based instanced areas where you and your group can test how good you really are. The challenge supports 3 different modes:
  • Slaughter – Kill as many enemies as you can before the timer runs out or you die.
  • Protect – Keep the friendly NPCs alive for as long as you can.
  • Survive – Survive as long as you can while facing ever growing waves of enemies.
For the time being we added one challenge area early on to gauge how well that feature will be received and what kind of changes and improvements we might want to add to the next ones.
Crafted item coloring has been added. The SOMAforge now allows all crafted non-weapon items to be recolored. In order to recolor an item, place it in the new “Recoloring” tab of the forge with a dye bought from the in-game cash shop.

Club 101 itself comes with the following features:
Extended storyline featuring Martine and Dread with more than 40 new quests, 2 new unique areas and 3 new cinematics.
Easily accessible SOMA Forge station
Unique crafting schematics for gear
Drink vendors with a major discount
Unique mount in three colors. Please keep in mind, that like pets in the past, mounts are an experimental feature for the time being. Some issues are expected, but this way we gather data based on actual player usage of mounts allowing us to fix their issues quicker.


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Monday, June 27th 2016, 5:34pm



Dear Community,

Due to extensive maintenance work in terms of server stability we need to keep the server closed for another day. Thus, the servers will go live again on Tuesday evening.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated on Tuesday in the forum (forum.otherland.gamigo.com) on exactly when you can play again.

You don't want to spend the day without Otherland? No problem! Show us your skills by posting in this thread something about Otherland. Whenever it's a little story, a beautiful picture or short video – The choice is yours! The best entry will be rewarded with a European Championship hat of the country of your choice. You have time until Monday, 04th of July to participate.


We wish you a relaxing week with a lot of creativity!
Your Otherland team :love:

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Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 3:11pm

Dear community,

The servers are now available.
We wish you a lot of fun with the new Patch and thank you for your understanding!


Best Regards,
Your Otherland team

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